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“The long-term progress and success of many of our client communities is especially rewarding, and a testament to what can be achieved when you properly align sound strategies, committed leaders, and essential financial resources.”
NCDS President & CEO
National Community Development Services (NCDS) is America's leader in campaign fundraising for chambers of commerce and economic development organizations.
NCDS secures the financial resources that allow community and economic development organizations to fulfill their missions, increase their impact and value, and make their communities better places to live, work, and start or grow businesses. Our fundraising campaigns succeed because we do far more than simply ask constituents for financial support.
Founded in 1977 by Howard Benson, NCDS pioneered the multi-year strategic initiative approach that remains the industry standard for increasing organizational relevance, capacity, and economic impact. We've raised over $1.8 billion in communities of all sizes, from a few thousand people to several million.
"NCDS has been our fundraising firm of choice since they first helped us devise the Forward Sioux Falls operating model in 1987, and raised $1.8 million to implement it. Not only is the firm exceptionally skilled at raising money, they also understand the importance of generating buy-in and sustained commitment. NCDS has helped us exceed goal in seven campaigns, the latest of which has a $15.5 million target, and when the current campaign is completed, NCDS will have helped us raise $53 million to fund our initiatives. Our top community leaders expect the best from our organization, and the exceptional team at NCDS always works hard to help us exceed those expectations."
President & CEO Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce